Sunday, July 13, 2014

Alpharetta GA: Urgent. Still no foster or home for Oliver the 45-lb Hound mix senior! He is headed to the kill shelter!

 From: Katie Walter <
Date: Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Subject: Alpharetta, GA - "Oliver" - Still no foster or home for Oliver!! - He is headed to the kill shelter!!

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From: Joan Locher []
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2014 9:57 PM
Alpharetta, GA
- "Oliver" - Still no foster or home for Oliver!! - He is headed to the kill shelter!!


Oliver is still in desperate need of a home in Alpharetta GA.  He can't stay where he is.  His owner can't keep him!!   

Please help him.  He will be put down at Animal Control.     

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From: Julie Shimkus

Alpharetta, GA - Oliver

Date: July 11, 2014 at 3:54:23 PM EDT

Note to Kelly:  I am a cross-poster/networker with an extensive email list. Your story is not unusual but I want to give you some valuable information you may not be aware of.  NEVER, NEVER list on CRAIGS LIST.  This is the most dangerous thing you can do which you already admitted to below - Predators are always reading ads everywhere and they POSE and NICE citizens promising to give your dog a good home when their intentions are to get the dog & sell to dog fighters or send to labs for experimental purposes and GET PAID FOR IT.  Take to a shelter and the dog will be a DEAD dog in three days.  Every shelter is KILL and every shelter is overloaded with dogs as they pick up as many as a 100 strays or owner surrenders in less than a week.  Think over your situation and if there is anyway to keep the dog that would be the best decision.  Finding fosters is like trying to find GOLD - even the most desperate situations cannot be filled.


I will be sending you another email as this will not go thru with all attachments.





From: Kelly Egbert []
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 11:32 AM
Subject: Oliver

Does anyone have an available space for my sweet boy until he can be rehomed? 

My name is Kelly and I am a single, professional, very new mom having just relocated to Alpharetta for work. My sweet boy, Oliver, has been with me almost 8 years ever since I rescued him at 6 months old. I have had to make the very difficult decision to try and find a home for Oliver as my current schedule, new single motherhood, and home limitiation do not allow me to provide him with the exercise, yard, and attention he needs. I have been reaching out via Craigslist for the last two months since my relocation and only received questionable, almost shady interest which scared me. I have just recently found out about Forsyth County's Humane Society that has helped me in this past week search for a Foster Family for him.  They have also recommended I reach out to all agencies as my time has run out, and I am having to find a place for him by the end of next week.  :(  I have to take him to the Shelter (and only pray they don't put him down, and someone finds him).  I just don't know what else to do.  I have been making arrangements to make this work since my move because I love this dang dog so much, but been unsuccessful in finding him a home on my own over the last 3 months.  I realize I am reaching out to the right people a little too late, have been completely uneducated on how to do this, as I never imagined having to lose him, but am willing to give it a shot.  
Please let me know if you have any advice or suggestions for me as well that may help. 

I am attaching 5 pictures of Oliver.    

A little about him:  He is very healthy, having just had a Senior Citizen well check with complete lab work up.  He is a 45 lb, Hound mix, and he 
is fine and completely safe around kids, just not as interested in kids as Labs and Retrievers are.  He is more interested in small furry creature like squirrels and such.  LOL.  I have never owned a cat, but my guess just to be safe is that he would not likely be a good fit where there may be a cat.  I'm just not sure, but he seems awfully interested in them when we exercise and walk the neighborhoods; kind of like he is with rabbits.  

Other than that, knowing him like I do, I feel the ultimate best for for him is with an adult or couple who can spend a lot of time with him, exercise him, and have a large fenced in yard that he can run, etc. 

He will come with fancy pillow, Trifexis supply for 4 months, leashes, winter jackets and coats, bag of treats, toys, etc.
He has been insanely well taken care of, with complete organized file folder of all vet visits, routine shots (including Bordatella every 6 months), doggie daycares, etc for a new owner to have. He has been to and played at multiple doggie daycares all over the southeast where my jobs have taken me. He loves them. 

I do hope we can find a foster and home for him soon. But please please let me know if any of you animal angels have a place for him while he waits. 

Thank you so much for hearing my story.  Please let me know if you are able to help. 

Much love and appreciation,

Kelly at email:     (at